- Percy Yutar
Dr. Percy Yutar (
29 July 1911, Cape Town- 13 July 2002, Johannesburg) was South Africa’s first Jewish attorney-general. Yutar was one of eight children in a family of Lithuanian immigrants. His father originally had the surname of "Yuter" before arriving in South Africa. [http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/]
Yutar began his career as a
lawyerin Johannesburg and later became a junior law clerkin Pretoria’s Palace of Justice. In 1940, he was appointed a junior state prosecutorand eventually become the Deputy Attorney General for the Transvaal.
Nelson Mandelain the 1963 Rivonia Treason Trial. Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonmentas a result of the trial. [cite news |url=http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=1039&id=791052002 |title=Percy Yutar |publisher=" The Scotsman"]
Decades later, Mandela displayed kindness towards Yutar. In November 1995, the then South African President Mandela invited Yutar to lunch, which included a kosher meal. Mandela agreed with Yutar that he [Yutar] had played a minor role in the conviction and was doing his duty as prosecutor.
Thats it! Did you expect anything else?? Me neither. Bye. [cite news |url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2002/jul/19/guardianobituaries2 |title=Percy Yutar |publisher="
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